New Dimension Dentistry
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
If you desire a whiter, brighter smile, consult with New Dimension Dentistry in Midtown East, Manhattan. Doris Giraldo, DDS, provides professional whitening to help you achieve a smile that’s several shades lighter than your current look. She uses the most up-to-date technology to bring you a smile that you’re proud to flash in just one visit. Call the New York City office today for a consultation or book online.
Teeth Whitening Q&A
Why do teeth discolor?
Teeth naturally discolor as the enamel, the outer, hard coating, thins and reveals the darker dentin within. You may accelerate teeth discoloration with:
- Food choices, such as red wine and coffee
- Some medications
Teeth whitening offered at New Dimension Dentistry revises a dingy smile so you look confident and youthful.
Why should I consider professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure available. Unlike over-the-counter products like toothpastes, gels, and strips, professional whitening takes place under carefully monitored conditions. This means a higher-intensity whitening solution can be used without causing pain or harming soft tissue. When you leave a whitening appointment, the results are noticeable immediately.
What is involved in teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening involves the application of a chemical solution containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth. This solution breaks down discoloration to leave you with a whiter smile in one to two hours. The process removes stains from the surface enamel and is completely safe and effective.
Once the hydrogen peroxide solution is applied, an Ezlase Diode laser applies light energy to activate it. As a result, you get teeth that are 6-12 shades lighter. The laser is also ideal for those with sensitive teeth or gums. The laser works quickly, so you have less heating time and exposure to the solution that can cause sensitivity.
What are other options for teeth whitening?
For those who don’t want to commit to in-office whitening, Dr. Giraldo can provide a take-home whitening kit. This includes a tray customized to fit your bite and whitening gel. You place the trays in your mouth for 30-60 minutes at a time each day. The at-home kit takes a longer time to change the look of your teeth, but is still far more effective than over-the-counter products.
If your tooth discoloration is due to injury or medications, traditional teeth whitening may not help. You may opt for porcelain veneers, which involve placing a super-thin sheet of porcelain over the top of your teeth to create a uniformly shaped and colored smile.
Call New Dimension Dentistry today to set up a consultation and find a teeth-whitening solution that’s right for you. Alternatively, use this website to schedule.